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Ahmad, Iftikhar – English Language Teaching, 2018
While much has been written about teacher cognition in grammar teaching, research investigating non-native English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher cognition in grammar teaching remains limited. This study intends to investigate non-native EFL teacher cognition in teaching grammar to university students in the Saudi Arabian context. More…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Hua, Congchao; Li, Bin – Cogent Education, 2015
Popular culture materials are generally believed to have positive effects on L2 learning. This study examined the effectiveness of popular culture materials in enhancing Hong Kong EFL students' grammar learning. In a quasi-experimental design, 20 secondary school students were taught grammar in two ways: with the use of popular culture materials,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Grammar
Richards, Jack C.; Reppen, Randi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Grammar can be viewed both as knowledge and as ability. When viewed as knowledge, the focus is on rules for sentence formation. When viewed as ability, the focus is on how grammar is used as a resource in the creation of spoken and written texts. Twelve principles are proposed as the basis for a pedagogy that focusses on acquiring learning to use…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Sanchez, Hugo Santiago – Language Awareness, 2014
Recent developments in language teacher cognition research highlight the need to explore subject matter knowledge in relation to classroom practice. This study examines the impact of two foreign language teachers' knowledge about grammar upon their pedagogical decisions. The primary database consisted of classroom observations and post-lesson…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bancolé-Minaflinou, Estelle – World Journal of Education, 2018
This paper sets out to investigate how communicative grammar can effectively be used in EFL classes in Benin to promote real language practice. To collect data, instruments such as questionnaires, interview and class observation were used. The sample of the study consists of twenty purposively chosen secondary EFL teachers (ten of them teach…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Chang, Jia-Wei; Lee, Ming-Che; Su, Chien-Yuan; Wang, Tzone-I – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) learners generally encounter difficulty in using some special rules of Chinese grammar because such grammar points do not exist in their native languages. CFL learners require an effective learning strategy to assist them in acquiring a greater understanding of Chinese grammar. Thus, we integrated a…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Chinese, Grammar, Sentence Structure
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Kuehner, Alison V. – NADE Digest, 2016
Correct grammar is important for precise, accurate, academic prose, but the traditional skills-based approach to teaching grammar is not effective if the goal is good writing. The sentence-combining approach shows promise. However, sentence modeling is more likely to produce strong writing and enhance reading comprehension. Through sentence…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing Skills, Punctuation, English
Pollock, Joy; Waller, Elisabeth – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
"English Grammar and Teaching Strategies" aims to demystify grammar and equip any teacher to teach it in the classroom. Carefully set out for ease of reference, this book covers every aspect of grammar, from nouns, adjectives and verbs to punctuation and prepositions. Each grammatical term is clearly defined and accompanied by varieties…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The UK government is planning to increase the number of pupils attending state-funded selective grammar schools, claiming that this will assist overall standards, reduce the poverty attainment gap and so aid social mobility. Using the full 2015 cohort of pupils in England, this article shows how the pupils attending grammar schools are stratified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Social Stratification
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Brinchmann, Ellen Irén; Braeken, Johan; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas – Developmental Science, 2019
Previous studies of individual differences have revealed strong correlations between children's vocabulary and grammatical abilities, and these data have been used to support theoretical accounts positing direct developmental relations between these two areas of language. However, between-person differences do not necessarily reflect…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Grammar, Language Acquisition, Young Children
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O'Neill, Ruth; Russell, Alex M. T. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Universities are increasingly looking towards online technology to assist their students. Grammarly advertises itself as the world's most accurate online grammar checker, yet little research exists on its performance as a feedback tool in universities. This paper reports on a study investigating students' perceptions of Grammarly when used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Grammar, Computer Assisted Instruction
Robinson, Lisa; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2016
Grammar Instruction has an important role to play in helping students to speak and write more effectively. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of direct grammar instruction on the quality of student's writing skills. The participants in this study included 18 fifth grade students and two fifth grade teachers. Based on the results…
Descriptors: Grammar, Direct Instruction, Writing Skills, Instructional Effectiveness
Lefkowitz, Lee Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research in phonetics has established the grammatical status of gradient phonetic patterns in language, suggesting that there is a component of the grammar that governs systematic relationships between discrete phonological representations and gradiently continuous acoustic or articulatory phonetic representations. This dissertation joins several…
Descriptors: Grammar, Phonetics, Language Variation, Models
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Even, Susanne – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This article presents the original concept of drama grammar, the synthesis of grammar instruction and drama pedagogy, which integrates both structural and communicative paradigms through a dialectic combination of acting and linguistic analysis. Based on the principles of drama pedagogy, drama grammar makes use of techniques from the performing…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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